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1750 Independence Ave
Kansas City , Missouri 64106-1453

Disability Resource Office

Administrative Building, Office 227
1750 Independence Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106-1453
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About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is a prestigious not-for-profit private university located in the thriving city of Kansas City, Missouri. Recognized for its exceptional medical education and cutting-edge research facilities, KCU has become a beacon of innovation and excellence in the field of medicine.

Established in 1916, KCU has a rich history that spans over a century. The university’s commitment to providing high-quality medical education has earned it a reputation as one of the leading institutions in the region. KCU offers a range of programs focused on medicine and biosciences, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient healthcare professionals.

The university’s emphasis on healthcare research is evident through its state-of-the-art research facilities and programs. KCU recognizes the importance of staying at the forefront of medical advancements, and its cutting-edge research initiatives help contribute to the advancement of healthcare on a global scale. By fostering an environment that encourages collaboration and exploration, KCU empowers students and faculty to make significant contributions to the healthcare industry.

KCU’s dedication to serving the community is exemplified by its commitment to not-for-profit status. This status allows the university to focus on providing an exceptional educational experience rather than solely pursuing financial gains. By prioritizing the needs of the students and the community, KCU remains true to its mission of improving healthcare outcomes and addressing healthcare disparities.

Located in the vibrant city of Kansas City, KCU offers students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a diverse and dynamic environment. Kansas City itself is a thriving metropolis known for its rich cultural heritage, excellent dining options, and a robust arts and music scene. Students can immerse themselves in the city’s cultural offerings and take advantage of its numerous recreational activities.

The university’s commitment to accessibility is reflected in its four-year accessibility score of 1. This indicates that KCU is highly accessible and accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities, ensuring equal access to education and research opportunities. KCU’s dedication to promoting inclusivity and diversity strengthens its educational environment, fostering a sense of acceptance and understanding among its student body.

In addition to its academic offerings, KCU provides students with a range of support services to ensure their success. From career guidance and counseling to academic assistance, the university strives to create an environment where students can thrive and achieve their full potential.

As a leader in the field of medicine and biosciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences stands at the forefront of medical education, research, and community service. Its commitment to excellence, accessibility, and innovation continues to shape the future of healthcare, making it a top choice for aspiring healthcare professionals. With its rich history, cutting-edge research facilities, and dedication to community impact, KCU remains a powerhouse in the field of medicine.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations